John Kerry: Santorum is Totally Out of Touch With the Reality Facing American Families; Help Democrats Win in 2006

In his latest email to Kerry supporters, John Kerry asks his 5 million supporters on his email list to donate to his Keeping America’s Promise PAC to help Democrats win back seats in the Senate and the House and to help Bob Casey fight Rick Santorum. Santorum has recently taken his conservative fight to John Kerry’s backyard with some ugly attacks on MA liberalism. I recently exposed Santorum’s twisting of the truth here.

Here’s the email…

This weekend the GOP is kicking off its 2006 campaign cycle at the party’s annual summer meeting in Pittsburgh, with Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum playing host. What does it say about the Republican leadership that they’re putting a right-wing extremist at the center of their effort to keep control of the Senate? It says that their goal isn’t just to hold on to power, but to drag America away from mainstream values and the issues that matter to ordinary Americans.

I’m not up for re-election in 2006, but I – like every Democrat – must do everything in my power to fight to restore responsible leadership in the House and Senate that will act on behalf of the interests of average Americans whose voices are being drowned out in Washington today.

You bet we wanted to win last November, but it turns out that one of the things we did accomplish in 2004 was this: we built an incredibly powerful organizational force online and offline that can come together again in 2006 to win back the House and Senate.

Like it or not, that fight starts now.

With five million supporters and activists, we’ve formed an organization called Keeping America’s Promise. Our work is to mobilize volunteers, activists, donors – and of course voters – in support of tight and winnable races.

Without you, the Senate and House will stay in the hands of outside-the-mainstream Republicans. Please support our preparations for victory in 2006 by making a donation to Keeping America’s Promise today: Make a Contribution

Consider what’s at stake in just Democrat Bob Casey’s race against Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum. Santorum is totally out of touch with the reality facing American families and totally out of touch with mainstream American values. And yet he has become the mainstream within the Republican Party:

— Santorum believes millions of people are uninsured because, “some people don’t want [insurance] – like the Amish.” [Harrisburg Patriot, 6/10/97]
— Santorum believes child care is a “Washington” issue that ordinary Americans don’t care about. [Congressional Quarterly, 3/9/05]
— He said that the environmental movement’s days are numbered and that environmentalism is against nature. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 4/24/95]
— He believes in privatizing Social Security. [Congressional Record, S3231, 4/5/05]
— Santorum thinks it’s wrong to help single mothers earn a college degree. In his book, It Takes a Family, Santorum said that “The notion that college education is a cost-effective way to help poor, low-skill, unmarried mothers with high school diplomas or GEDs move up the economic ladder is just wrong.” [It Takes a Family, pg. 138]

By the time the GOP wraps up its summer summit on Saturday afternoon, we need to have raised $500,000 to support our work to defeat extremists like Rick Santorum. Make a Contribution

The 2006 Congressional election cycle will be a fight between two competing visions of America’s future:

— Democrats see an America where everyone has an opportunity to work hard and get ahead. Republicans see an America where the special interests get their way and families get the short end of the stick.
— Democrats see an America that is energy independent and a good steward of the environment. Republicans see an America that continues to send its hard earned paychecks to the Saudis and risks sending our sons and daughters to the battlefields of the Middle East over oil that’s beyond our control, in the hands of unstable and undemocratic regimes.

Winning back the majority in the US Congress is an essential step toward realizing an American future that you and I want for our families and for our children.

And because of the power we built together in this amazing online and offline community, your continuing support of Keeping America’s Promise is now a critical ingredient to winning the fight.

But we can only compete and win if you stand with us. Please make a donation today: Make a Contribution

Thank you,
John Kerry

Note: There’s strength in numbers… John Kerry’s email list in the past 8 months has grown from 3 million strong to 5 million strong! Let’s show John Kerry we’ve got his back and we’ve got the back’s of the Democrats he is supporting in 2006!

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7 Responses to John Kerry: Santorum is Totally Out of Touch With the Reality Facing American Families; Help Democrats Win in 2006

  1. Marjorie G says:

    Pamela, I’ve twice tried to give to the Kerry PAC, and would not allow me to donate on AMEX. Don’t know if there is a difference with this one; is it different? Twice called the PAC office, and left messages.

    Any ideas?

  2. Marjorie

    I checked the donations page and it says, Discover, Mastercard, American Express and Visa. If it doesn’t work let me know. I will email someone.

  3. Marjorie G says:

    Yes, I tried to donate AMEX, and wouldn’t allow it. Nothing was wrong with my ability to charge. Curious.

  4. Marjorie

    Did you space the numbers out like on the card or type them all together? Some systems require them to have no spaces (just a thought being an online merchant). I just sent an email to let them know about the issue.

  5. Marjorie

    I just got a reply that it should be working now! Let me know.

  6. BlueWashington says:

    Just a little reminder folks, donate to your favorite PAC! I just did – here you go Sen. Kerry. People like Santorum have no place in the Senate.

    Santorum = crack pot

  7. Blue

    Santorum = nut case!

    LOL!

    My favorite PAC is JK’s PAC too! I should make a graphic link to JK’s PAC sometime in the near future.